Viber has updated the Mac version of its popular Skype alternative to add six new features:

  • Full support for group messaging
  • Stickers & emoticons
  • “Is typing” feature, showing who is actively writing in a conversation
  • Redesigned conversations list
  • Improved pop-up notifications
  • Full support for contacts with multiple Viber numbers

The desktop app (also available on Windows) was launched back in May, and the integration between desktop and mobile platforms has been the main reason I favor the platform over Skype. Although you get visual alerts on all devices, audio alerts are limited to the one you’re actively using, and you can easily transfer calls between devices.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Check out 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple news:

You’re reading 9to5Mac — experts who break news about Apple and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Mac on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

About the Author

Ben Lovejoy's favorite gear